In France, acne affects around 15 million people, mainly adolescents but also adults, 20% of women suffer from it. The most common pathology in dermatologists is an auto-inflammatory disease, that is to say, it modifies the normal functioning of the skin by means of a bacterium called propionibacterium acnes. Sarah, 27, from Nantes, got married this summer. A faithful reader of www.santeplusmag.com, she shares with us a mask recipe that our editorial staff approves.
What is acne?
Acne is a chronic skin disease that manifests itself in the appearance of pimples and blackheads. It reaches the pilosebaceous follicles, that is to say, the hair and the sebaceous gland which secretes sebum, an oily fluid that serves to protect the skin by flowing as soon as a hair emerges on the skin. When these follicles are affected by acne, the duct that allows sebum to flow is blocked by dead skin cells and excessive production of sebum. The most affected areas are the face, back, and bust.
In adult women, acne is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance associated with the menstrual cycle, taking the birth control pill, or going through menopause. The excess sebum then gives the face an oily appearance and makes the skin oily.
In addition, pollution, climate change, smoking, a poor diet, stress, or even the use of cosmetic products that attack the skin can also be factors of oily skin.
For adult women, the budget for cosmetic products is often substantial, moisturizers, anti-wrinkle, eye contours, exfoliating masks, makeup, etc. The list is long, but the products purchased are not always suitable for the type of skin.
Instead of spending so much money on store-bought products, there are natural ways to take care of your skin. They are less expensive, effective, and contain no chemicals.
Here is the recipe for a turmeric mask very famous in Ayurvedic medicine and used mainly in India.
Turmeric mask recipe
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of milk
- 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour
In a bowl, put the chickpea flour, add the turmeric and sweet almond oil. Mix vigorously and gradually add the milk until you obtain a smooth paste.
Apply a thin layer of mask on cleansed face, avoiding the eye area and nostrils so as not to irritate them. Leave to act for 20 minutes. As it dries, the mask tends to harden. Then rinse with lukewarm water. The skin is cleansed, sanitized, and regains a radiant complexion.
In India, it is customary for women to use this mask on their wedding day to display clear, smooth, and soft skin. The Indian name for this mask is Peeta. This is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe used to regenerate and beautify the skin.
Used twice a week, this mask helps eliminate acne pimples and their scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reduce bags under the eyes.
Benefits of ingredients
The curcumin contained in turmeric is an active component that helps prevent the appearance of acne and treat pimples already present on the face.
Many studies have demonstrated the therapeutic virtues of turmeric, especially against cancer and inflammation. This spice purifies the body, protects the heart, fights against depression, and improves brain regeneration.
The turmeric mask helps to solve the following skin problems:
- Black spots
- Redness and irritation of the skin
- Seborrheic eczema of the face
- Brown stains
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, minerals (iron, zinc, and copper), and omega 6 and 9. All these elements make it an essential ally for the health of the skin. It improves elasticity and accelerates cell repair.
Chickpeas are known for their multiple virtues for both the body and the skin. Beyond their essential contribution in carbohydrates and vitamins, they make it possible to unify and clarify the complexion. In the past, young girls about to get married applied chickpea masks 3 months before to have clear skin.
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